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Distance between Birmingham, AL (BHM) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Birmingham to Des Moines (Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 667 miles / 1074 kilometers / 580 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Birmingham (BHM) to Des Moines (DSM) is 822 miles / 1323 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 58 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Birmingham to Des Moines.

Shortest flight path between Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from Birmingham?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Birmingham and Des Moines. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 667.410 miles
  • 1074.092 kilometers
  • 579.963 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 667.748 miles
  • 1074.637 kilometers
  • 580.257 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport
City: Birmingham, AL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BHM
ICAO Code: KBHM
Coordinates: 33°33′46″N, 86°45′12″W

B Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Birmingham and Des Moines.

Time Difference

Birmingham, AL

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Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 121 kg (267 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Birmingham (BHM) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
667
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
667

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